Just before the TT start time. Silvio let me use his disk wheel in the back.
Here's me after the TT cooling down
I finished the 20K TT in 30:49. This averages 25MPH. I was very pleased with the results considering this was the first time riding my bike, first time wearing my new shoes, first time riding a disk.
The course was an out-and-back ride in West Las Cruces off Airport road. We started off with a stiff headwind. There were cars on the road--big cars. I tried to stay as close to the white line as possible, but the wind would catch the disk and push me around like a kite. It was a bit unnerving. At the turn around, my GPS stopped working. I pushed the biggest gear I had into the tailwind. I was riding the standard 53X11, but I could have gotten away with something a bit bigger at times. When I was done I was trashed and clueless as to my final time. I passed my 30 second and my 1 minute leads, so I was happy I wasn't last. Before the bike computer died, my average heart rate was 175.
The bike felt amazingly comfortable and I'm excited for my IronMan. Between now and then, I need to build leg strength while in the TT position. It would be cool to post one of the fast bike splits in IMAZ.
More Later on the road race.